Ancillary Services

Diversification is essential for today’s professional tanning salons. Offering a wide range of ancillary services can make the difference in whether a salon stays profitable. Spray tan is the most popular add-on service beyond UV tanning; however, teeth whitening, light therapy, and body massage – by a massage therapist or water massage equipment – are all providing revenue boosts. Smart salon owners stay on top of the latest trends and evaluate which ancillary services are right for their customers.


  • Got Sunless Certification?
    Nearly 40 percent of U.S. salons offer some type of sunless service. Make sure your staff is up to speed with this special: Buy one Sunless Airbrush/HVLP Technician course and receive an Introduction to Sunless course FREE—a $29.95 value.Click here to find out ...More
    November 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • Photo Therapeutics Launches Lumière Excel Light Thèrapie At ITA Expo
    Photo Therapeutics, a world leader in LED light-therapy treatment devices for facial rejuvenation,launched its new Lumière Excel Light Thèrapie at this year’s ITA expo in Nashville, Tenn.. The device is designed specifically for use in tanning salons and ...More
    October 2, 2008 Posted in News
  • PhotoMedex Acquires Photo Therapeutics
    PhotoMedex Inc., a leader in the development of proprietary excimer-laser systems and science-based skincare products, announces its acquisition of Photo Therapeutics.PhotoMedex has entered into a distribution agreement with Photo Therapeutics, a leader in light-emitting ...More
    September 24, 2008 Posted in News
  • Light Therapy Systems Is On TV
    Light Therapy Systems has hired Marketing International to promote visibility of its anti-aging therapy chair, and the campaign kicks off today, Sept. 23, with a segment aired on “Good Company.” The show is a highly rated morning program in the ...More
    September 23, 2008 Posted in News
  • Health & Fitness Products, Services In The Tanning Salon
    Tanners are obviously body-conscious—that’s why they pay money to tan in your salon. But have you thought about taking advantage of that mindset with something other than tanning? If not, you’re missing out on a great add-on sales opportunity through ...More
    August 5, 2008 Danielle Maheux Posted in Articles
  • Adding Sunless: Services & New Developments
    While the public’s perception of sunless spray tanning used to include the words “orange” and “streaky,” reality television shows like ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” and the E! Entertainment channel’s “Sunset ...More
    June 9, 2008 Danielle Maheux Posted in Articles
  • Light Therapy
    Light therapy is the process of exposing skin to certain wavelengths of light for a prescribed amount of time in order to treat a variety of health conditions, including psoriasis, acne, eczema, vitiligo and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). In addition, light therapy has ...More
    May 30, 2008 Danielle Maheux Posted in Articles
  • Hydrotherapy
    Hydrotherapy services are generally divided into two categories: massage and steam. Both are quality additions to the tanning salon setting because they provide a cross-selling opportunity for your current tanning clientele and help draw non-tanners into the salon. In ...More
    May 30, 2008 John Carlisle Posted in Articles
  • Glossary Of Terms: Lotion
    The following links are an alphabetical list of common lotion terms and definitions. Special thanks to Australian Gold, California Tan and Designer Skin for their help in compiling this ...More
    April 28, 2008 Posted in Articles
  • Hydrotherapy
    While other types of ancillary services are labor-intensive, hydrotherapy—the therapeutic use of water-is popular in tanning salons because machines do most of the work.Rather than a massage therapist applying hand pressure to sore or tight muscles, water massage or ...More
    April 28, 2008 Posted in Articles